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January 17, 2018

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Ralph is ‘wrong’

Source: iWitness News By Kenton X. Chance  An experienced criminal lawyer says Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves is wrong when he says a police officer can give a presiding magistrate beforehand information not relayed to the accused in court, on which the magistrate would rely to make a decision about the defendant. “It is…

What ‘compromising info’ was in ‘blackmail’ letter?

Source: iWitness News A prominent criminal lawyer is asking what “compromising information” former model Yugge Farrell included in an alleged “blackmail” letter she reportedly delivered to the officer of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, his son and Finance Minister, Camillo Gonsalves, and personally to Camillo’s wife, Karen Duncan-Gonsalves, a senior crown counsel.  The question…

Shame on you, Hans King

Source: iWitness News Dear Mr King Can you clarify these utterances are in the capacity of your public office or as a personal citizen? The above utterances misrepresent the esteemed office you hold and do disservice to the profession you claim you represent. As an information instrument of the a government, you should…

Taiwan embassy announces scholarship info dates

Source: iWitness News The Taiwan Embassy has announced the schedule of public information presentations for the 2018 Taiwan Scholarship Programmes. The sessions will take place at Frenches House next Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 4: p.m., with another to follow at Lecture Hall 2 of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College Villa…

St Vincent Agriculture Minister Looks To Natural Growth

Source: News 784 (FDI MAGAZINE) – Saboto Caesar, the minister of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural transformation for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, tells Courtney Fingar how the country is turning its abundant natural resources into a national growth strategy. Q: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has some obvious potential in the fisheries industry…

JCCCP Donates Equipment To Min Of Agriculture Communications Unit

Source: News 784 In an effort to support the promotion of pilot project activities under the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Project (JCCCP), the Communications Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry, Fisheries, Industry and Labour Communications Unit received Video Editing and Storage Equipment valued at approximately EC$10,000. The equipment was…

CIBC-FC Walk For The Cure Raises Over USD $450 000 Despite Hurricanes

Source: News 784 Two devastating hurricanes slowed down but could not derail the fundraising momentum of the region’s largest cancer care and awareness event. Hurricanes Irma and Maria curtailed fundraising activities and caused the cancellation of walks in five of 17 English and Dutch speaking territories where CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank holds its…

Salvation Army Surpasses 2017 Target Of $110,000

Source: News 784 The Salvation Army in St Vincent and the Grenadines is said to have surpassed its 2017 target for its annual Christmas kettle Appeal. Reports say that Major Pierre Antoine, described 2017 as a blessed year. The “Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Appeal was officially launched on November 10, 2017. Antoine said…

FAO Technical Assistance Mission For SVG

Source: News 784 The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations continues the implementation of FAO funded Technical Cooperation Project – Development of National Land Banks for improved Food and Nutrition Security and Land Administration in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. To this end, Ms.…

Man dies after being crushed by wall

Source: iWitness News A 24-year-old labourer died Tuesday morning after being crushed when a brick wall collapsed, police say. Kelvin Richards of Montaque, Mesopotamia died on the scene of the incident in Evesham about 10:20 a.m. “Information received indicates that a retaining wall fell on Richards, while he and another labourer, Alvin John,…

Get Ready To Study In Taiwan – 2018 Taiwan Scholarships

Source: News 784 The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is pleased to announce the schedule of presentations for 2018 Taiwan Scholarship Programmes. Frenches House:Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:00 P.M. SVGCC Lecture Hall 2:Tuesday, February 6th at 4:00 P.M. Vincentians who are interested in applying for the Taiwan Scholarships, namely MOFA Taiwan…

GUYANA: Mentally ill escaped prisoner shot dead

Source: News 784 (Kaieteur News) – Just a day after he was taken into custody, mentally ill Tiger Bay resident Marlon Fredericks was shot dead in front of his mother and several bystanders, after he ran out of the Bourda City Constabulary Outpost, where he was being detained. Fredericks, 34, died at around 1…

Police Report on incident in Evesham

Source: News 784 This morning, Tuesday 16th January 2018, about 10:20 am, Police received information about the tragic and untimely death of one Kelvin Richards, a 24-year-old labourer of Montaque, Mespo. Information received indicates that a Retaining Wall fell on Richards, while he and another labourer, Alvin John of the same address were…

Monies Amounting To EC 238,725 Dollars Missing From Glen Home

Source: News 784 Police are currently investigating a Burglary which took place at a residence in Glen on the 11.01.2018, Between 12:30 am and 4:30 am. Noin Morris a 42-year-old Technician from Venezuela reported the incident, and described that some unknown person(s) entered his dwelling house at Glen as a trespasser and stole…

70,000 euros stolen from Glen home

Source: iWitness News Police say they are investigating a burglary in which 70,000 euros, about EC$231,609, was reportedly stolen from a house in Glen. The Police Public Relations Department said on Tuesday that the burglary occurred at a residence in Glen last Thursday, Jan. 11, between 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Noin Morris…

Man Dies After Wall Collapses On Him In Evesham

Source: News 784 UPDATED @12.56 pm to reflect (Name and  correct Time) Offical sources have disclosed to News784 that the collapsing of a wall which took place in the Evesham community occurred at 10.40 am on Tuesday 16th January 2018. It is reported that Alvin John was constructing a  wall with Kelvin Richards next to the…

Explain yourself or resign, NDP tells Camillo 

Source: iWitness News The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) on Monday restated its call for  Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves to explain himself amidst the ongoing saga in which former model Yugge Farrell claimed that she was involved in an extra-marital sexual relationship with him. “The principles of decency and good governance in a modern democracy…

SVG might sue Trinidad over currency issue 

Source: iWitness News The ongoing currency issue in which Vincentian traders in agricultural produce are unable to convert their earnings to Eastern Caribbean dollars after plying their trade in Trinidad and Tobago could end up before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) told…

My Middle Finger Saved Him From The 38 special

Source: News 784 Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves in addressing a question from a journalist at Monday’s press conference concerning President Trump remarks about Haiti and his comments some years ago to a known NDP supporter, says things like these are petty village politics compared to real national issues. Gonsalves at the time…

Should cell phones be allowed during mental assessment?

Source: News 784 Should persons who go to the Mental Health Centre for treatment be allowed to have their communications devices with them. Questions and more questions from the media at Monday’s press conference as the saga surrounding former model Yugge Farrell continues. Farrell was admitted to the Mental Health Centre for evaluation…

Government seeking for a psychiatrist

Source: News 784 Following the current saga surrounding Former model Yugge Farrell, the question of a resident psychiatrist is weighing heavy on citizens mind. Prime Minister Gonsalves said on Monday 15th January that they are seeking to recruit one, however, attempts so far have not been successful. He said the post exists so…

Media should not take their cue from Facebook

Source: News 784 Media houses must be mindful that they don’t allow themselves to take their cue when seeking information from every odd or peculiar person who writes foolishness on Facebook.  What is Facebook?,  PM Gonsalves asked members of the press present at his second press conference for the year. “ What is…

Magistrate admits he was wrong

Source: iWitness News Kingstown Magistrate Bertie Pompey has admitted that he was wrong when he told the prosecution that there were no charges made out against a Grenadian man brought up on three immigration offences. During the court proceedings on Jan. 5, the magistrate told the prosecution that no charge was made out and…

New police chief, deputy take office in SVG

Source: iWitness News Colin O’Brien John and Frankie Joseph are the new acting Commissioner of Police and acting Deputy Commissioner of Police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Governor General, Sir Frederick Nathaniel Ballantyne, acting on the advice of the Police Service Commission (PSC) given with the consent of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves,…

Opposition Leader has ‘great’ concern about Farrell saga

Source: iWitness News Leader of the Opposition Godwin Friday has expressed “great” concern about what transpired at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Jan. 5, when former model, Yugge Farrell was sent for two weeks of psychiatric evaluation. Friday, a lawyer, said he was concerned that the model was asked to plea, and then the prosecution…

SVG ramps up bid for UN Security Council seat

Source: iWitness News St. Vincent and the Grenadines is ramping up its campaign for its 2019 bid to sit on the United Nations Security Council. “… we began to do it in a meeting under the radar, so to speak, for the election the middle of next year for the two-year period 2020…

St Vincent Opposition Party issues statement on Yugge Farrell Saga

Source: News 784 STATEMENT ON SCANDAL INVOLVING FINANCE MINISTER, HON. CAMILLO GONSALVES On the 5 January 2018, a matter involving a 22-year-old model, Miss Yugge Farrell and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Camillo Gonsalves, came to the public’s attention.  Allegations of very perverse sexual conduct involving the Minister of Finance and the young woman…

Allan Alexander Is Now SVG’s Ambassador To CARICOM

Source: News 784 St. Vincent and the Grenadines appointed a new Ambassador to CARICOM in the person of Mr Allan Alexander. His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM was accredited in a short ceremony which preceded the 6th Meeting of the CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors. Secretary-General LaRocque told…

Colin John Appointed New Acting Commissioner Of Police

Source: News 784 Mr. Colin O’Brien John and Mr. Frankie Joseph are the new Acting Commissioner of Police and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police respectively in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. His Excellency, The Governor General, Sir Frederick Nathaniel Ballantyne, GCMG, acting on the advice of the Police Service Commission (PSC) given with…

Costa Pacifica Makes inaugural Visit To St Vincent

Source: News 784 The cruise industry here in SVG will get a significant boost with the inaugural visit of Costa Pacifica. The ship which was launched in 2009  is the third Concordia-class Costa ship and will dock at port Kingstown on Monday 9th April 2018. Costa is one of the main operating companies in…

Ban On Styrofoam begins January 31st

Source: News 784 An outright ban on the usage and sale of Styrofoam food service products here in St. Vincent, will be implemented on January 31st, 2018. The ban on the importation of Styrofoam products when into effect May 1st, 2017. A grace period of 90 days was allowed for any Styrofoam products…

Husband, wife die hours apart

Source: iWitness News Death did not separate Ernest Harriott, 90, and his wife, Leitha Harriott, 72, for very long. About 15 hours after Ernest died on Christmas Eve, his wife joined him on the other side, transitioning on Christmas Day. At their funeral in Questelles last Sunday, Jan. 7, longstanding friend Romor Finch,…

Allan Alexander is SVG’s ambassador to CARICOM

Source: iWitness News St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has appointed a new ambassador to the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Allan Alexander, a former permanent secretary and former deputy director of Invest SVG was on Friday accredited as the Plenipotentiary Representative of SVG to the 15-member bloc. Allen’s accreditation came at the same…

King Bubba headlines Bequia Music Fest 2018

Source: iWitness News Barbadian artiste King Bubba and the FM Band will headline the Bequia Tourism Association’s Mount Gay Music Fest, which kicks off its four-day, fabulous weekend of live entertainment in Bequia, on Thursday until Sunday, Jan. 21. Teddyson John will be joined with a thrilling programme of daily and nightly events…

Medical marijuana must benefit Vincies — Friday

Source: iWitness News Leader of the Opposition, Godwin Friday says the Ralph Gonsalves government must ensure that any medical marijuana industry established in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) benefits citizens. “Whatever happens with the developments with respect to medical marijuana … or those persons here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines who are engaged…

Camillo must explain himself — Friday

Source: iWitness News Leader of the Opposition, Godwin Friday, says that Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves must at some point explain himself amidst the ongoing scandal in which a former model has claimed that she had a sexual relationship with him. “People don’t know what is going on. … Nobody is alleging truth or falseness…

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Peru

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) -A powerful earthquake struck off Peru’s coast early Sunday, prompting a tsunami alert for parts of the country and neighboring Chile that was eventually called off. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3. There have been no immediate reports of…

Met Office: 2 inches of rain forecast for SVG

Source: News 784 Some scattered showers are forecast for the remainder of the weekend as instability continues to move across the island chain. This instability is associated with a low to mid level trough as it inches closer towards the island chain, affecting mostly the northern islands. As time progress, upper level is…

Police welfare group vote counting delayed 

Source: iWitness News Incumbent chair of the Police Welfare Association (PWA), Sergeant Brenton Smith has expressed concern about the decision by senior officers of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force to postpone until next week the counting of votes in the election of a new executive, which took place on Friday.…

BREAKING NEWS: Decomposed Body Found In Carapan

Source: News 784 News784 was informed that there was a discovery made of human remains around 4.30pm this afternoon Friday 12th January 2018. The unidentified body was found in the community of Carapan. Information remains sketchy at this time as to whether the body is that of a male or female, and how long…

PM offers law lesson to model’s lawyer

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister and Minister of Legal Affairs, Ralph Gonsalves, on Thursday, offered to give law lessons to the lawyer representing the model at the heart of an ongoing scandal said to also include the family of his son, Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves. Lawyer Grant Connell acted pro bono for the model,…

PM errs while decrying incorrect ‘facts’ about model’s arrest

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on Thursday gave what he presented as the “facts” surrounding the arrest and charge of former model Yugge Farrell, who has since alleged that she had a sexual relationship with his son, Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves. And while Gonsalves criticised the media for getting “basic” facts wrong,…

PM would like embattled model to go to university

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says that he would like to see the model at the heart of the ongoing scandal involving the family of his son, Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves, pursue university education. “… she’s a young lady, she went up to the Community College, I’d like to see…

Is Justice For All? Or Only For the ELITE?

Source: News 784 The Democratic Republican Party vehemently condemns Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves’ recent attempt to justify the illegal, anti-free speech components of his government’s Cybercrime Act 2016, while commenting on the recent saga involving Vincentian former Caribbean Next Top Model contestant Ms. Yugge Farrell. Having listened to the Prime Minister’s comments in…

LIAT APPOINTS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Source: News 784 LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announces the appointment of Mr. Rojer Inglis as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Inglis replaces Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones who assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Prior to joining LIAT (1974) Ltd, Mr. Inglis was the Chief Financial Officer of National Health Insurance Plan, Turks…

Forced out!

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Taxi Drivers cash in

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King Bubba Headlines

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SVG remembers Rock Gutter victims

Source: News 784 Today January 12, 2018, will mark three years since the tragic Rock Gutter accident. The tragedy snatched the life of seven students from the North Windward village of Fancy. The children died after the minivan in which they were travelling went over an embankment in an area between the communities…

‘Everything Vincy’ Expo 2018

Source: News 784 Invest SVG has kicked off the New Year with preparations for ‘Everything VincyPlus’ Expo 2018. Following a planning session held on Wednesday, it was decided that this year the event will take from October 23 – 28. The Expo which will see an increased by local participants, will this year…

Grenadines To Get First Solar-Battery Microgrid System

Source: News 784 The Grenadines island of Mayreau will be home to the First Solar Battery Storage Microgrid System within the state. in December 2017 Vinlec and EcoEnergy, N.V a Curacao solar energy firm, signed a contract to begin the engineering, procurement, and construction of the system. Following the summer of 2018 when…

ST KITTS – Top Caribbean island for travel in 2018

Source: News 784 (CNS) – The top travel destinations for 2018 have been released, with top tier international media publication Bloomberg declaring St. Kitts and Nevis as ‘the place to go’ for the New Year. The report was issued by on January 2, 2018, and includes 22 locations in total. The two island…

Trump reportedly call caribbean nations “Shithole Countries”

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) – An enraged President Trump questioned why the United States should allow people to “come here” from “shithole countries” during a heated White House meeting about the Caribbean and African immigrants on Thursday, according to reports. Trump made the shocking remark during an Oval Office sit-down attended…

Embattled model delivered ‘blackmail’ letters — PM

Source: iWitness News The model charged with using abusive language at Karen Duncan-Gonsalves, wife of the Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves, delivered a “blackmail” letter to each of their offices as well as that of the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said Thursday. “The envelope in which that document was[placed] is…

Magistrate can consider info not disclosed in open court — PM

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has suggested that a magistrate can make a decision in court based on information not presented in open court. Gonsalves, a lawyer who is also Minister of Legal Affairs, made the suggestion on Thursday as he commented on WE-FM’s “Shake-up” about Magistrate Bertie Pompey’s decision to send a…

PM tells Camillo not to comment on scandal

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says he has advised his son and Finance Minister, Camillo Gonsalves, not to comment on an ongoing scandal in which a model has claimed that she had a sexual relationship with him. The model, Yugge Farrell, 22, of Lowmans Bay, made the claims in videos that…

Rain,Rain -All The Way Into The Weekend

Source: News 784 Some scattered showers are likely tonight as low-level clouds move across the island chain. A ridge of high pressure will continue to pump fresh to strong (20km/h – 45km/h) breeze across our area, therefore an advisory for Small craft operators and sea bathers to exercise caution remains in effect. Some showers are…

St. Lucians jailed for ATM scam in SVG

Source: iWitness News The three St. Lucians involved in the automated teller machine (ATM) scam that netted more than EC$66,000 in cash last March were jailed on Wednesday. Jammy Harry, 23, had pleaded guilty in December to 16 counts of theft, amounting to EC$18,150, committed between March 10 and 12, 2016 in Kingstown,…

Man sees $15k weed fine turn into jail time

Source: iWitness News A Georgetown man ordered to pay EC$15,000 for possession of 10,000 grammes (22 lbs) of cannabis saw the fine converted to a six-month jail term after the Serious Offences Court concluded on Wednesday that he would be unable to pay the fine. Bert Williams, 31, had pleaded guilty to possession…

Sunwing Announces Spring/Summer 2018 Flights For SVG

Source: News 784 Canadian based charter airline Sunwing, has announced new flights for St Vincent and the Grenadines during the Spring and Summer of 2018. The flights can be booked through G.G tours in Canada and Travel agents in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Link: Sunwing Announces Spring/Summer 2018 Flights For SVG

Man sentenced for marrying stepdaughter without divorcing mom

Source: News 784 (NEW YORK POST) – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to jail after he married his teenage stepdaughter — without divorcing her mother first. Christopher I. Hauptmann, 44, pleaded no contest Thursday to charges of bigamy, forgery, unsworn falsification to authorities and firearms counts in Northumberland County Court, PennLive reported. Hauptmann, who…

Guyana: 16yrs for raping, torturing and murdering of taxi driver

Source: News 784 (INEWS GUYANA) – Nearly four years after committing the heinous rape and murder of a female taxi driver, Sylvester Bristol also called “Rambo”, was sentenced to serve 16 years in prison following his admission that he killed 31-year-old Savitri Parma between February 15-16, 2014. Presenting the evidence detailing the death of…

GUYANA: Pastor accused of rape granted $350,000 bail

Source: News 784 (INEWS GUYANA) – A Diamond, East Bank Demerara pastor was on Tuesday charged with rape when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Joseph Persaud, 37, of Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara was not required to plead to the charge of rape allegedly committed on…

Preparations begin for Everything Vincy Expo 2018

Source: iWitness News Invest SVG has kicked off the New Year with preparations for “Everything Vincy Plus” Expo 2018. The exposition, scheduled to run from Oct. 23 – 28, promises to be a bigger and more elaborate event, attracting an increased number of local participants and will include regional participants and buyers. This…

Yugge Farrell saga shows need for cyber bill — PM

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says that with the ongoing saga surrounding former model Yugge Farrell, Vincentians are now realising how someone can use cyberspace to say or post whatever they want. “And that is why you need to have regulations and laws. And this is a new field. There are…

Man’s attitude lands him in jail

Source: iWitness News A 20-year-old Bequia man who drove a vehicle while holding a suspended driver’s licence will spend the next four months in jail after the court determined that he was not remorseful for his action. The term of imprisonment, as well as fines of EC$3,750 were imposed on Calvin Miller at…

Court acted within its power — rights group

Source: iWitness News The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association (SVGHRA) said Wednesday that the court has the power to make orders such as the one that saw former model Yugge Farrell being sent to the psychiatric hospital for two weeks’ observation. The SVGHRA said that no report had been made to it…

Buccament Resort Key To Airlift Out Of The UK

Source: News 784 Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said he had recent discussions with Brian Glasgow of KPMG surrounding the Buccament Bay Resort. He said the accounting firm is moving swiftly to have the court appoint an investor by the end of March 2018, with a view to having the resort re-open its…

Plans Advancing For Geothermal Energy Project

Source: News 784 The Geothermal energy project for St Vincent and the Grenadines is expected to make leaps and bounds this year 2018. The country expects to cover up to 50% of its energy need by geothermal energy. Information from the Prime Ministers Office is that Vinlec will sign off very soon on…

SVGHRA Statement On Yugge Farrell Saga

Source: News 784 The Association underscores the fact that no report to the SVGHRA on the matter was made, but the Association is of the view that it would be prudent to make a statement at this point in time. On Friday 5th January 2018, a defendant before a Magistrates’ Court was ordered…

More Rain In The Forecast For St Vincent

Source: News 784 Instability will continue into this afternoon, as the trough system continues to linger across the island chain. Moisture levels remain elevated at low levels throughout this forecast period (up to Saturday night), thus some scattered showers are likely. Based on model guidance, the intensity of the showers are most likely tonight; then again on…

Here’s who would win if Oprah ran against Trump

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) -Oprah Winfrey would defeat President Trump by 10 percentage points if the election were held now, a new poll released Wednesday shows, but there’s still a sizable crowd of undecideds. Forty-eight percent of likely voters would favor Winfrey, while 38 percent said they would choose Trump, according…

Local Airline Investors Meet With Cabinet Today

Source: News 784 The necessary elements are falling into place for SVG to have its own 737 indigenous based airline, investors will make a presentation before cabinet today. Prime Minister Gonsalves stated in his New Years press conference that a group comprising local pilots and businessmen have put together plans for such venture. Gonsalves…

Gonsalves Meet With Top Cops

Source: News 784 Crime-fighting strategies among others were discussed on Monday when Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves met with the hierarchy of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force Gonsalves speaking on  Shakeup program said the overall strategy in fighting crime, the accompanying work plan, and reforms inside the Police Force…

Nine Mornings turnout reflects a hunger for the festivities

Source: News 784 The SVG Nine Mornings committee held its annual prize giving ceremony at the Peace Memorial Hall on Saturday January 6th, 2018 bringing the curtains down on the 2017 Nine Mornings Festival. Deputy Chairman of the Nine Mornings Committee, Lennox Bowman noted that during the Nine Mornings festival, “the creativity within…

ST KITTS – Qatar supports hurricane recovery efforts

Source: News 784 (CNS) – St Kitts and Nevis’ post-hurricane recovery efforts were boosted on Monday when the Government of the State of Qatar made a financial contribution to the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. The financial donation of $300,000 was presented by Non-Resident Ambassador of the State of…

Another man charged for ammo at AIA

Source: iWitness News A Lowmans Windward man returns to the Serious Offences Court next Tuesday, Jan. 16, for trial on a charge that he had a round of ammunition in his possession at Argyle International Airport on Jan. 8. When he appeared in court on Tuesday, Gerald Walters, 26, pleaded not guilty to a charge…

Unidentified body found on beach

Source: iWitness News Police are investigating the discovery of the body of an unidentified Caucasian male on the beach in Peruvian Vale on Monday. A statement from the Police Public Relations Department says that at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, police were alerted to what appeared to be a dead body lying on the…

Men ordered to pay thousands in fines for weed

Source: iWitness News Three men were, on Monday, slapped with hefty fines at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown for possession of marijuana in a trial that ended last Friday, Jan. 5. Thoar Jack, 37, of Byera, was fined EC$5,500 for possession of 3,448 grammes (7.6lbs) of cannabis with intent to supply at…

Medical marijuana law could be passed by March

Source: iWitness News A law to allow for the setting up of a medicinal marijuana industry in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) could be presented to Parliament for approval by March 2018. However, Vincentians would have to wait longer to see if their government will decriminalise possession of small portions of the…

“Involuntary Psychiatric Evaluations” allowed under law

Source: News 784 As the saga continues surrounding former 22year old model Yugge Farrell who was ordered to the Mental Health Centre for physiatric evaluation, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has spoken to the issue for the first time. Gonsalves said on Tuesday that when admitting persons to the psychiatric hospital, the law…

Jeff Bezos now richest person in history

Source: News 784 (ABC7NY) – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the richest person in history with a net worth of $105 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. Bezos surpassed Microsoft founder Bill Gates to gain the title of richest person in history. He also passed Gates to become the richest person in the…

Newborn found dead in airplane bathroom

Source: News 784 (NEW YORK POST) – The body of a newborn was found wrapped in a plastic bag and stashed in the bathroom of an Etihad Airways plane after the mother gave birth during the flight, according to reports. The 37-year-old Indonesian woman, identified by local media as Hani, was arrested after a…

Venezuela extends trade ban with 3 Caribbean islands

Source: News 784 (AP) – Venezuelan officials have extended the ban on air and maritime ties with three nearby Dutch Caribbean islands, citing smuggling claims. Vice President Tareck El Aissami said Tuesday on Twitter that Venezuela is pressing for high-level talks with leaders of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire known as the “ABC islands,”…

UPDATE: Body Found On Beach At Peruvian Vale

Source: News 784 At 7:30 am on Wednesday 8th January 2018, the Police were alerted to what appeared to be a dead body lying on the beach in Peruvian Vale in close proximity to the Argyle International Airport. The Police responded and discovered an unidentified and lifeless body of a Caucasian male which…

44yro Irrigation officer arrested for controlled drugs

Source: News 784 Police arrested and charged Kelron John, a 44-year-old Irrigation officer of Byera, for having in his possession controlled drugs. The Byera man was found with 4968 grammes of cannabis with intent to supply it to another at Grand Bay, Canouan about 7:15 pm on 05.01.18. John is expected to appear…

Students To Support Ailing Vincentian

Source: News 784 The Vincentian Student Association; VINSA Cave Hill is dedicated to being true patriots, leaders of the Vincentian community and University advocates of The UWI. Beginning Monday 8th to Friday 19th January 2018, the members will embark on a series of initiatives to show their solidarity to an ailing Vincentian, promote…

St Vincent To Get Indigenous Based 737 Airline

Source: News 784 St Vincent and the Grenadines would have its own 737 indigenous based airline in the not too distant future. Prime Minister Gonsalves disclosed such information at his New Year’s press conference. He said there is a group of Vincentian pilots and business people who want to start a small locally…

Model ‘succumbed to mental illness’ — Storm Gonsalves

Source: iWitness News Storm Gonsalves, the younger brother of Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves, says that the model sent for psychiatric evaluation last Friday, one day after she allegedly called the minister’s wife a “dirty b***h”, “succumbed to mental illness”. He, however, denied that his brother, who is also Member of Parliament for East…

North and South Korea begin Olympic talks

Source: News 784 (BBC) – North and South Korea have begun high-level talks, the first between the countries in two years. The meeting, at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom, will focus on North Korea’s possible participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, taking place in South Korea in February.…

Trump lawyers ‘in talks over Mueller interview’

Source: News 784 Donald Trump’s lawyers are in talks with investigators who are seeking to interview the US president as part of a justice department probe, reports say. The Washington Post, quoting an unnamed person close to Mr Trump, says investigation lead Robert Mueller is likely to interview him within weeks. Mr Trump’s…

JAMAICA – 38 murders in first six days of 2018

Source: News 784 (CNS) – The murder tally continues to spiral as police figures show at least 38 homicides have been committed since the start of the year. Police statistics show that for the first six days of the year, there were 38 murders, 16 shootings and 17 robberies. This is compared with…

Body Washes Ashore At Peruvian Vale

Source: News 784 Sources have informed News784 that the body of a man was found earlier this morning along the shoreline of Peruvian Vale. Police confirmed to News784 that they had information that the body had washed ashore, but could not release any further details. However, our sources indicated that the body was…

Maduro and 44 Venezuelan officials sanctioned by the US

Source: News 784 (BBC) – The US has imposed sanctions on four serving or retired Venezuelan generals for rights abuses or corruption. The list includes Rodolfo Marco Torres, whom the US Treasury sanctioned for food smuggling when he was in charge of the country’s distribution network. All the men have had their assets…

Gaza conjoined twins survive separation surgery

Source: News 784 (BBC) – A life-saving operation to separate a pair of Palestinian conjoined twins from Gaza has been successful, doctors say. The baby girls, named as Farah and Haneen, underwent surgery at King Abdullah Children’s Hospital in Riyadh. They shared a leg but had separate hearts and lungs. The girls were…

10 Vincentians Deported From The US To SVG In 2017

Source: News 784 (By Ernesto Cooke) – With the spate of murders that took place in 2017 here in St Vincent, Vincentians may have another worry on their hand, this as the US have deported a number of aliens back to the island. The 2017 report by (ICE)  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

NAT Prepares For SVG Country Poverty Assessment 2018

Source: News 784 The Project Coordination Unit conducted a one-day workshop for the National Assessment Team (NAT) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The NAT is a multi-sectoral, Cabinet-approved committee and has responsibility for advising and coordinating the implementation of the Enhanced Country Poverty Assessment (CPA). Twenty-five persons attended the workshop. The overall objective of…

Giving cops lie detector tests to prove what?

Source: iWitness News By Jolly Green The accuracy (i.e., validity) of polygraph testing has long been controversial. An underlying problem is theoretical: There is no evidence that any pattern of physiological reactions is unique to deception. An honest person may be nervous when answering truthfully and a dishonest person may be non-anxious. The…

Magistrate schools prosecution on immigration charge

Source: iWitness News A magistrate has given the prosecution and police a lesson on how to properly word charges against someone accused of entering St. Vincent and the Grenadines illegally. Bertie Pompey delivered the lesson at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at the arraignment of a Grenadian brought up…

Lawyer accuses prosecution of disrespecting court

Source: iWitness News A lawyer, last Thursday, accused the prosecution of disrespecting the court after a police officer left with an exhibit before the trial was completed. Grant Connell levelled the accusation in the case in which Redemption Sharpes resident, 40-year-old Allan Gibson pleaded guilty to charges that on Jan. 1, 2018, he…

JetBlue Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing In Barbados

Source: News 784 (Barbados Today) – A JetBlue aircraft made an emergency landing at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) this afternoon. Barbados TODAY understands that the emergency occurred on JetBlue flight B625 from Fort Lauderdale just after 3 p.m. However, by 3:25 p.m., all passengers had safely disembarked the aircraft following reports of…

Vincentian National To Appear On Food Network Show

Source: News 784 Vincentian national Hazell McKenzie who currently resides in Binghamton, New York State, will appear  WORST COOKS IN AMERICA. McKenzie would be a contestant on the upcoming series which would be aired on the  Food Network. According to  (whatsgoinonbinghamton) an online publication, Hazell works quite the balancing act as a mom of two…

NY: The No Pants Subway Ride

Source: News 784 The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event staged by Improv Everywhere every January in New York City. (The date changes from year to year and is announced in early December.) The mission started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with…

ICE to deport paraplegic boy’s sole provider

Source: News 784 (THEHILL) -U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will move forward with the deportation of an Ohio man who is the only provider and caregiver of a 6-year-old paraplegic boy. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, ICE said that Yancarlos Mendez, 27, is “ineligible for any agency relief” and that it “will…

PM Gonsalves Raises Concerns To Caricom

Source: News 784 Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves at a press conference on Tuesday January 2nd,  2018 stated that he has written to the CARICOM Secretary-General “to have on the agenda a number of items which concerns St. Vincent and the Grenadines” and Trinidad and Tobago.  Dr. Gonsalves disclosed that he has…

Man fined for weed in hollowed out yam

Source: iWitness News A man nabbed with over a pound of marijuana stuffed into five hollowed out yams, told the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Friday that he had taken the action to help to provide for his child. The man, Saville Keir, of Fitz Hughes, pleaded guilty to a charge that on Jan. 4, 2018…

PM declines comment on Speaker’s ULP exile claim

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says he does not think it appropriate to respond publicly to House Speaker Jomo Thomas’ newspaper column in which he said there is a “discreet, but distinct position” taken by their Unity Labour Party (ULP) to exile him. “No, I don’t have anything to say publicly…

Man who spent Christmas in jail sees theft charge dismissed

Source: iWitness News A theft charge against a man who spent the holidays in jail after he was accused of stealing four floor mats from a Kingstown retail business was dismissed on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Magistrate Bertie Pompey rejected the prosecution’s application for an adjournment, saying that the absence of the virtual…

More recycling needed in SVG — Minister  

Source: iWitness News With the success of the Styrofoam ban, the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will make further strides in removing non-biodegradable waste from the country. Minister of sustainable development, Camillo Gonsalves told iWitness News that this would be done by way of either legislation banning certain items, or via…

TORONTO – WestJet and Sunwing collide at Pearson airport

Source: News 784 (CNS) -Two planes collided at Toronto Pearson airport on Friday night, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority said. A WestJet Boeing 737-800 aircraft had 168 passengers and six crew on board, and was stationary while waiting to proceed to the gate when the collision occurred, according to WestJet. Toronto paramedics reported…

NYPD sergeant charged with manslaughter

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) – An NYPD sergeant who struck a tree stump and overturned his car in a fiery Bronx crash that killed a young cop in his passenger seat was drunk when he careened off the road and has been charged with manslaughter, authorities said Friday. Prosecutors charged NYPD Officer Randolph…

Model charged with calling minister’s wife ‘dirty b***h’

Source: iWitness News A one-time top Vincentian model was on Friday brought before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court charged with calling the wife of a senior government minister a “dirty b***h”. Yugge Farrell, 22, of Ottley Hall was sent to the Mental Health Centre for two weeks’ observation after she pleaded not guilty to an abusive…

St. Vincent to launch US Multi-Milliondollar Medicinal Cannabis Industry

Source: News 784 (By Sean Rose) – St. Vincent and the Grenadines is on a path to establish a modern medicinal cannabis industry. A trained attorney specializing in legislative drafting- Mrs Petrona Sealey-Browne has provided support to the initial consultative process on some possibilities regarding the crafting of a homegrown piece of legislation to establish the Industry and to address ancillary matters.…

19 Million Spent On Capital Projects By Mustique Company

Source: News 784 The Mustique Company spent 19 Million US in capital expenditure for the year 2017. This was disclosed at the company’s recently held shareholders meeting. From the 19 Million, some 4 Million was used to purchase a Twin Otter aircraft, expanding the Mustique Airways Twin Otter’s fleet to four. A hanger…

Liberia’s new First Lady is Jamaican

Source: News 784 (CNS) – A Jamaican has become the First Lady of Liberia following the election of her husband as the new president of this West African nation. Clar Weah’s husband, George Weah, a former FIFA World Player of the Year, won the presidency in the Liberian electoral run-off on December 26.…

$301.8m owed in taxes

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Tax defaulters to be tackled ‘vigorously’ — PM

Source: iWitness News The government will “tackle vigorously” the various businesses and entities that are not current with their taxes. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, that his government has to address very seriously outstanding arrears on taxes and penalties. He said there is a lot…

Burnett not surprised by promotion to senior magistrate

Source: iWitness News Magistrate Rickie Burnett says that he is not surprised that he has been promoted to Senior Magistrate, seven years after being appointed to the magistracy. “In the month of April, I will be celebrating 34 years in the public service. I was not surprised because I did apply for the…

Flow community outreach impacts 200 homes

Source: iWitness News Telecommunications provider, Flow, made its presence known in the homes of over 200 persons nationwide, as the team embarked on their community outreach. On Dec. 19 and 20, 2017, the Flow team, along with the assistance of the various community health aids, visited the homes of scores elderly, shut-ins and…

Penis bleaching is getting bigger

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) – Men in Thailand are lightening up. About 100 men a month are going to Lelux Hospital in Bangkok to have their penises bleached in a $650 five-session laser-whitening treatment, AFP reports. The service launched in July. Since the hospital released pictures of a man undergoing the procedure…

Drug trial highlights ‘unconstitutional’ acts in Mustique

Source: iWitness News The allegedly unconstitutional practice of dismissing from employment and before a court trial, Vincentians accused of crimes in Mustique was highlighted during the trial of a man charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana in that Grenadine island. “Once you work in Mustique and there is an allegation made against…

SVG soccer boss denies FIFA ban

Source: iWitness News By Kenton X. Chance President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF), Venold Coombs is denying being banned from football administration for two years by the sport’s world governing body, FIFA. “I don’t know what you are talking about,” he told iWitness News via telephone on Wednesday,…

BREAKING: SVG To Establish Medicinal Cannabis Industry

Source: News 784 (By Ernesto Cooke) – St Vincent and the Grenadines seems to be moving to new heights with the establishment of a legal cannabis industry.  News784 was informed that on December 29th, 2017 the Government of SVG convened a meeting with various stakeholders, and successfully established a National Medicinal Cannabis Industry…

CAL flights badly affected by winter storm

Source: News 784 Caribbean Airlines earlier today said that due to the approaching winter storm which will affect New York and environs, the several flights have been cancelled for today, January 04, 2018. The Airlines said too that affected customers travelling to/from New York during the period January 04th – 06th, 2018 will…

Indian reprimanded, Vincies fined, jailed for theft

Source: iWitness News An Indian software engineer who stole 11 chocolate bars and a wig valued at EC$550 wig from two Kingstown stores was reprimanded and discharged while two Vincentians on separate and unrelated theft charges of items of lesser value were fined or jailed at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on…

Retiring CID head donates cash to police force

Source: iWitness News Retiring head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Superintendent of Police Ruth Jacobs has made two monetary donations to the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force. Jacobs, who is the nation’s first female chief detective, told the annual police awards ceremony last Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, that the donations…

Full Force Of Legal Remedies To Collect Taxes Says PM

Source: News 784 “ If we are talking about not having unsustainable pensions, it is only fair that we collect our taxes”. Prime Minister Gonsalves on Tuesday while speaking about the 301.8 Million in outstanding taxes owed to the government said he has been telling the Inland Revenue Department for the last couple…

Government Wants Medical Marijuana Business For St Vincent

Source: News 784 The Government wants Medical Marijuana as a full-fledged business for St Vincent and the Grenadines. Gonsalves made the statement while alluding to plans that are already in process to have a bill before parliament on the issue of Medical Marijuana. He said Jamaica has set up for medical marijuana and…

Government Finally Gets The Marijuana Debate Right

Source: News 784 Prime Minister Gonsalves said there are a number of investments ongoing and prospective ones within Agriculture, Tourism and Fisheries. Among them Gonsalves said is the New port for Kingstown, the City at Arnos Vale, the public sector investment program including roads and bridges. Within the area of Agriculture, Gonsalves said…

BARBADOS – Canadian visitor fined $80,000 for drugs

Source: News 784 (CNS) – A 24-year-old Canadian visitor, who pleaded guilty to a number of drug offences, has been released after paying a hefty court fine. Michael Dwight Sylvester was arrested and formally charged with unlawful possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis after he was nabbed at…

As police chief retires, PM warns top brass

Source: iWitness News Acting Commissioner of Police Renold Hadaway proceeded on pre-retirement leave on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, paving the way for new leaders to emerge within the police force. The head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Ruth Jacobs, the nation’s first female chief detective, also proceeded on pre-retirement leave on that day.…

Minister pleased with response to Styrofoam ban

Source: iWitness News Minister of Sustainable Development Camillo Gonsalves says he is “pleasantly surprised” with the use by vendors, especially food retailers, of non-Styrofoam products, even before the ban came into full effect. The Styrofoam ban in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which had a phased implementation beginning May 1, 2017, came into…

Revenue And Grants Up By 6.1 Percent Over 2016

Source: News 784 The Fiscal return for the Government of SVG as of November 2017 showed total revenue and grants 554.2 Million or 6.1 percent more than last year. Current revenue 523.4 Million dollars or 4.1 percent above the 2016 figures for the same period. The total expenditure at the end of November…

Reforms Needed With Pensions, Retirement Benefits

Source: News 784 The fastest-growing item of the current expenditure is pensions and retirement benefits. “It is just growing and we have to do some reforms, we just have to do something about it ” Gonsalves stated on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Gonsalves said in 2015 it was 55.5 Million up to the…

Meeting With Unions Recorded Secretly

Source: News 784 “I was disappointed that the consultation that the unions had with the Minister of Finance, the Teachers Union was not present am not too sure why, but we cant have an honest open discussion if one side is going tape the conversation, as has happened as we have seen it…

GNC 4th Annual Christmas Toy Drive in SVG

Source: News 784 For the fourth consecutive year, the GET NICE CREW, a group of Vincentians living predominantly in the United States of America journeyed to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to spread the Christmas cheer to the orphans housed at St. Benedicts Day Nursery in Georgetown, the children warded at the Pediatric…

Cops take lie detector test over missing cocaine (+Video)

Source: iWitness News All officers assigned to the Narcotic Units were made to take lie detector tests last year after police discovered that at least one parcel of cocaine had gone missing from the evidence room. Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Ralph Gonsalves made the disclosure at a press conference on Tuesday,…

Gov’t helping to pay for direct flights to Argyle (+ Video)

Source: iWitness News International carriers such as Air Canada Rouge that are flying passengers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, are getting support from the Vincentian government, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told the media on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. “I don’t have the actual numbers, but I could get the numbers,” Gonsalves, who…

Fisherman drowns in Bequia

Source: iWitness News Police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drowning of Akeem King, 21, a fisherman of Union Level, Bequia. Reports are that King and a friend went diving around 2 p.m. last Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. Around 3 p.m. the same day, King’s friend realised that King had been under the…

New Years Gift Of US 7 Million Dollars For LIAT

Source: News 784 A loan of US 7 Million dollars was finalised for regional air carrier Liat in closing days of 2017. Prime Minister Gonsalves made the announcement at his first press conference for the year 2018. Gonsalves said the loan was finalized by shareholder governments including, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and SVG.…

Fire rips through Bronx ,injuring 18-including 7 children

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) – Eighteen people, including seven children, were injured Tuesday morning when a six-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building in the Van Nest section of the Bronx, officials said. Four people were seriously injured in life-threatening condition, and 14 suffered minor injuries, officials said. Those who required…

Guyanese woman murdered, husband commits suicide

Source: News 784 (INEWS GUYANA) – A 26-year-old United States (US) based Guyanese met her demise in the wee hours of New Year’s morning after reportedly being stabbed to death by her husband- also a US-based Guyanese- who later committed suicide. The dead woman has been identified as Stacy Singh, a mother of…

JAMAICA: St James Murder Tally Surpasses That Of New York

Source: News 784 (JAMAICA GLEANER) – The western Jamaica parish of St James with an estimated population of 180,000 people last year recorded more murders than the United States city of New York, which is home to 8.5 million people. The New York Daily News reports that there were 290 murders across the city…

Concession On Christmas Barrels Extended To January 15th

Source: News 784 The deadline for a duty-free concession on barrels imported during the 2017 Christmas season has been extended. The concession has been extended to January 15th, 2018, according to information received from the Office of the Prime Minister. This concession programme began in December of 2001.A number of barrels to the…

Georgetown Family Thankful To FCIB

Source: News 784 A mother of three in the Georgetown area rang in the Christmas season on a higher note after receiving some much needed help from CIBC. Ms. Davenet Blake and her boys, ages seven, three and one year old – one of whom has Down Syndrome – were treated to some…

New Years Message by PWA Chairman

Source: News 784 Fellow Colleagues as we come to the end of yet another year, let us all give the Almighty thanks and praises for seeing us through another year. Lots of people were not that fortunate including colleagues and family members of ours but yet we give him thanks. 2017 has been…

Best Of SVG 2018 To Be Launched On Wednesday

Source: News 784 The Best of SVG 2018 campaign, will be launched on Wednesday, January 3, at 9 a.m. Held for the first time in 2017, the inaugural Best of SVG campaign was enthusiastically received by Vincentians, and from all reports, aspiring awardees are already working towards achieving the valued accolade in 2018. Through the Best…

I am just a number — a black man in America

Source: News 784 (NAN) – Jamaican-born reggae star, Shaggy, says he is “glad” Donald Trump is President of the United States. The star, who is gearing up for The Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation, (SMADF), fundraiser on Saturday, January 6, 2018, told the Jamaica Observer that he sees the election of Donald Trump…

Gov’t sees increased revenue, spending in 2017

Source: iWitness News There was “a mixed picture” of the Vincentian economy at the end of November 2017, with year-on-year increases in both revenue and expenditure, the new Minister of Finance has told labour unions. “We have done a lot better this year in raising money. We have done much better this year…

‘Class war’ could result from pension reform in SVG

Source: iWitness News A class war could break out in St. Vincent and the Grenadines over the matter of pension reform, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told labour unions during his annual budget consultation with them last month, December 2017. He went on to suggest some extreme measures his government can take, such as…

Wife beater trembles, cries at prospects of jail

Source: iWitness News A Layou wife beater on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, trembled and cried at the prospect of going to jail for abusing his wife two days after Christmas. Michael Young escaped jail time but was bonded for a year after he pleaded guilty at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown to…

PM, police welfare head spar over ‘storm’ office comment

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Ralph Gonsalves and head of the Police Welfare Association, Sergeant Brenton Smith, crossed swords last month, December 2017, over comments made by Smith, earlier in the year, that he and his group would “storm” the office of the Prime Minister to seek redress…

Diamonds man charged with 41st homicide of 2017

Source: iWitness News A Diamonds man will appear in court on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, charged with the Dec. 24, 2017 murder of a fellow villager. Berisford “Burgo” Williams, 33, has been charged with the murder of Andel Muckett, who died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown around 10 p.m. on Christmas eve,…

FCIB brings cheer to Georgetown family

Source: iWitness News A mother of three in Georgetown is ringing in the New Year on a higher note after receiving some much-needed assistance just before Christmas. Davenet Blake and her sons, ages 1, 3, and 7 years old — one of whom has Down Syndrome — were treated to some Christmas cheer…

JAMAICA: More than 400 women and girls raped in 2017

Source: News 784 (JAMAICA GLEANER) – More than 400 women and girls were raped across Jamaica this year, including 12-year-old Alexia Parker*. Now eight months pregnant, Alexia is struggling to come to grips with the reality that her rapist has forever altered her life. “It wasn’t what I really expected, but I still…

TRINIDAD – Bloody start to 2018

Source: News 784 (Trinidad Express) – It was a bloody start to the new year as one man was gunned down and another chopped to death in separate incidents in central Trinidad. Five men were also wounded in the shooting. Brandon Khan was liming with friends at a New Year’s Eve party at Goodwill…

USA: Teen kills four family members in New Year’s Eve shooting

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) -A New Year’s Eve celebration turned into a family nightmare when an autistic 16-year-old fatally shot his father, mother, sister and his grandfather’s partner at their Jersey Shore home, officials said. The teen used a Century Arms semi-automatic rifle to kill his parents, Steven and Linda Kologi, his 18-year-old…

Model cop gets surprise promotion at police awards  

Source: iWitness News A woman police officer is ringing in the New Year in a new rank after receiving a surprise promotion at a ceremony last Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, where, for the second time since 2015, she was adjudged Police Woman of the Year. Edna Haywood was not promoted during the regular…

Norwegian Dawn Makes Inaugural Visit To SVG

Source: News 784 Cruise arrivals to the island of St Vincent and the Grenadines were bolstered today Sunday 31st December, with the docking of Mein Schiff a Century-class cruise ship owned and operated by TUI Cruises and for the first time Norwegian Dawn. The Norwegian Dawn has been New York’s favourite ship since she began sailing from the Big Apple…

Green Hill Man Shot In The Chest

Source: News 784 A Green Hill resident is counting his lucky stars after escaping death on Saturday night in the presence of family members. It is reported that Alvin Antrobus 31yro farmer of Green Hill was walking home from a shop with his brothers when a gunman came up to him and shot…

Cold weather causes Niagara Falls to nearly freeze over

Source: News 784 (NY POST) – While much of the East Coast is facing chilly weather — including New York City, which is expected to be just 11 degrees when the ball drops in Times Square Sunday night — the mercury in Niagara Falls dropped to zero this weekend. Still, tourists flocked to the natural wonder to…

Clashes break out at Iran protests

Source: News 784 (BBC) – Some anti-establishment protests happening in Iranian cities have turned violent, video footage shows. They began three days ago – initially in protest at falling living standards – and are the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009. Demonstrators have ignored a warning by Iran’s interior…

Daughter of Eric Garner dies following heart attack

Source: News 784 (WABC) –Erica Garner, who became an outspoken critic of police brutality following her father’s death on Staten Island in 2014, has died at age 27 Erica had suffered major brain damage from a massive heart attack on Christmas Eve. Her mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, said her daughter went into cardiac arrest during…

BARBADOS – Record number of cruise arrivals over 800,000

Source: News 784 ( CNS) – Barbados welcomed its record 812,864th cruise passenger on Friday. Tom and Laura Thieman from Dayton, Ohio, United States of America, arrived at the Bridgetown Port aboard the Windstar. The couple was welcomed by Tourism Minister Richard Sealy and Chief Executive Officer of the Bridgetown Port, David Jean-Marie, and…

Regional tourism boss optimistic about 2018

Source: News 784 The Caribbean tourism sector is looking to put the disaster of 2017 behind it as it looks forward to 2018 with “optimism and excitement”. In a New Year message, Secretary General of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley said while 2017 was a challenging year, mainly due to…

Instability And Trough System To Affect SVG

Source: News 784 A southeasterly to easterly (SE-E) low-level wind flow pattern was observed this afternoon at the Argyle International Airport(A.I.A) due to a low to a mid-level shear line to the north of the island chain. This wind flow pattern would briefly continue into tonight before the winds become predominantly from the east again. A decrease…

Magistrate sends gunman to High Court for sentencing

Source: iWitness News Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias on Friday said that she agreed with the prosecution that convicted gunman Colin “Cocoa” David should be sent to the High Court for sentencing for gun and ammunition possession. Browne-Matthias had one day earlier handed down a guilty verdict on the 29-year-old Long Wall resident, who was charged…

21yro Bequia Resident Drowns Two Days Before 2018

Source: News 784 News784 was informed that a resident on the island of Bequia lost his life due to drowning. According to the information obtained, Akeem King lost his life at sea on Friday 29th December 2017 two days before the start of 2018. News784 learnt that king, a 21yro of Union Level…

DOMINICA – InterCaribbean Airways launching flights in 2018

Source: News 784 (CNS) – Turks and Caicos-based InterCaribbean Airways is expanding its network with new flights to the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. Beginning in February 2018, InterCaribbean will be launching nonstop services from Tortola and St Lucia to Dominica. That will mean immediate connections from St Thomas, St Croix, St Maarten,…

Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) – An Army soldier died in the Bronx inferno Thursday night — while heroically rushing in and out of the apartment building to save several other lives, his grieving dad told The Post. “That’s his nature,” said Kwabena Mensah, 62, whose son Emmanuel died when the Belmont building went…

Accused freed as airport ammo case ends in shambles

Source: iWitness News The case in which a U.S.-based Vincentian man was charged with possession of a round of ammunition at the Argyle International Airport fell in shambles on Friday, after testimony that left raised some embarrassing questions about policing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The case also highlighted a challenge that security…

Designs For Black Sands Resorts Submitted To Planning

Source: News 784 Work on the Villas of the 275 room Mt Wynne/ Peter’s Hope Resort is expected to commence in early 2018. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves speaking on Star FM said he was advised that the developers of the Black Sands Resorts hired two young professional architects to design the villas. He…

Cayman Airways denies emergency landing

Source: News 784 (CNS) – Cayman Airways (CAL) says there was no emergency on an inbound flight on Thursday but an “expedited landing” was requested by the crew after detecting an unidentified “unusual ordour” in the cabin. Local media reported that a Cayman Islands Airports Authority spokesperson confirmed that there was an emergency…

Trump fires entire White House HIV/AIDS council

Source: News 784 The Trump administration fired all of the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS without an explanation, a former member said. Six members of the council resigned in June to protest Trump’s policies concerning the disease, and the remaining 16 were canned on Wednesday, according to Scott Schoettes,…

Buccament Bay Resort to re-open in summer 2018

Source: News 784 The Five Star Buccament Bay Resort is expected to be re-opened by the summer of 2018. Speaking on radio Thursday 28th December, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said after the end of the first quarter the government should have a clear idea as to the way forward.  “I have been…

BARBADOS – Central Bank Gets New Governor

Source: News 784 (CNS) – The Central Bank of Barbados will have a new governor effective January 1. On Thursday, Finance Minister Christopher Sinckler revealed that Cleviston Haynes has been appointed as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados for a period of five years. The new Governor, who has acted in the…

Bronx blaze claims the lives of 12, including 4 children

Source: News 784 Mothers and their children frantically scrambled down fire escapes to survive the inferno that consumed their Bronx homes. A raging fire quickly swept through the five-story building on Prospect Ave. at E. 187th St. — taking with it 12 lives — including a one-year-old child. The toddler’s final moments were…

Victims of Troy quadruple homicide identified

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) – Upstate New York officials on Thursday released the identities of the victims of the horrific quadruple homicide in Troy. Shanta Myers, 36, and her 22-year-old partner Brandi Mells were found dead Tuesday, along with Myers’ children, Shanise and Jeremiah. Shanise was 5 and Jeremiah was 11. They…

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Convicted gunman trying to avoid High Court sentence

Source: iWitness News A man who has beat two murder charges is fighting to have his sentence on a gun and ammunition charge handed down by a lower court, the Serious Offences Court, where the maximum sentence is seven years imprisonment and a fine of EC$20,000, or both. If Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias…

Constituent denies trying to run PM’s convoy off road

Source: iWitness News A resident of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves’ North Central Windward constituency has denied being reckless in his attempt to overtake the Prime Minister’s two-vehicle convoy between New Grounds and Diamond on Wednesday. Kenson King, a Park Hill resident, said that if anyone was reckless in the encounter it was the…

Airport ammo trial continues today

Source: iWitness News The trial of a man accused of having a round of 9mm ammunition in his suitcase at Argyle International Airport was yesterday (Thursday) adjourned to today (Friday), after the court heard the testimony of just one material witness. Senior prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche asked Chief Magistrate Rechanne-Browne Matthias for an adjournment to consult with…

Police investigating road fatality

Source: iWitness News Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a pedal cyclist and a car in Byera Wednesday night. Cristin John, 49, a labourer of Byrea, was riding his bicycle when he was struck by PN854, a motor car owned and driven by Adonson Da Souza of Park Hill, around 10:50…

Man jailed for beating fellow villagers

Source: iWitness News A Chauncey man was, on Wednesday, sent to prison for 12 months after Magistrate Bertie Pompey concluded that he was a violent man, having attacked and injured two villagers since September. The man, Danroy Dallaway, was handed two prison terms, one for 12 months and the other for eight months, but would…

Man escapes jail for Christmas Day wounding

Source: iWitness News A Campden Park man, on Wednesday, escaped a direct prison sentence because his criminal record was not presented to the court after he pleaded guilty to a wounding charge. Silbert Bobb was instead ordered to pay EC$400 forthwith for his crime or spend three months in prison. But Magistrate Bertie…

Court serves up fine for man who cursed restaurant staff

Source: iWitness News A man who used indecent language at a Kingstown restaurant shortly after apologising to police for doing so was, on Wednesday, fined for the offence. Omara Phillips was charged that on Dec. 23 at Phoenix Kitchen on Bay Street, Kingstown, he made use of indecent language, to wit, “Ah wha’ the m*****…

American Airlines To Fly SVG – Miami Route

Source: News 784 American Airlines is looking forward to flying the SVG- Miami route this according to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. Gonsalves said this was expressed by a letter sent to the government by officials of American Airlines. Gonsalves stated that the Vice President of Networking and Scheduling at American Airlines Vasu…

Man Dies Following Accident In Byrea

Source: News 784 An accident which occurred sometime after 10 pm on Wednesday night (27th December 2017) has left one man dead. The Accident which took place at Byera according to a police report, involved a motorcycle ridden by Cristin John 49yrs of Byera and a Toyota car PN854 owned and driven by…

SVG Cricket Association Inc to hold AGM on December 30

Source: News 784 The SVG Cricket Association Inc. is set to host Annual General Meeting on December 30, 2017. The meeting initially planned for December 9 was postponed due to the delayed completion of the audit report. The AGM will take place at President Suite, Arnos Vale Sporting Complex from 10 am to…

Marketing Of SVG In Oman Has Begun

Source: News 784 The early stages of a marketing plan to promote St Vincent and the Grenadines as a tourist destination in Oman has commenced. The marketing ploy is being spearheaded by SVG Honorary Consul to Oman Deron Grant, who held discussions with the Muscat Daily Newspaper on Wednesday surrounding the promotion of the…

BARBADOS – Justice Sandra Mason is new Governor General

Source: News 784 (CNS) – The Eastern Caribbean island of Barbados will welcome this island’s second female Governor General in the New Year. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today announced that Justice Sandra Mason will become the island’s eighth Governor General. Justice Mason, an Appeals Court Judge, has more than 30 years experience in the…

35yro fined 400 Dollars for unlawful and malicious wounding

Source: News 784 Law enforcement officers at the Questelles Police Station have arrested and charged Sylvert Bobb, a thirty five (35) year old resident from the community of Campden Park for the offence of unlawful and malicious wounding upon twenty seven (27) year old Deon Baptiste of the same address on December 25th,…

Obama remains most admired man in the world: poll

Source: News 784 (NY POST) – Barack Obama’s legacy may be under attack by President Trump — but he still has bragging rights as the most admired man in the world, according to a new Gallup poll. The poll found 17 percent of people questioned named Obama the man they admired most, a drop…

Freezing temps bear down on New York City

Source: News 784 (WABC) — Cold weather is bearing down on the New York City region this week, prompting communities to open warming centers and causing water main breaks. The AccuWeather forecast is calling for temperatures to remain below freezing through the New Year holiday. Most of the area is experiencing temperatures in the low-to-mid…

Homicide #42 in SVG?

Source: iWitness News Police are awaiting an autopsy report to determine whether St. Vincent and the Grenadines had recorded its 42nd homicide in what is already a record year as far as killings are concerned. The latest death being investigated is that of Keisha Thomas, a 29-year-old domestic of Rockies Police said Wednesday that…

Women Takes All In Facey – Fruta Shopping Spree

Source: News 784 If you still don’t believe that “Women Run things”, well the four winners of the Facey Fruta Shopping Spree should convince you that they do. In its Christmas promotion for 2017, Facey and Fruta afforded four lucky persons a shopping Spree along with 3 Hamper winners. On Monday 18th December…

Man charged for ammo at AIA

Source: iWitness News A man will return to court on Thursday for trial on a charge of possession of a round of ammunition without a licence at Argyle International Airport. Robert Steele, of Villa/United States, was arraigned on Wednesday on a charge that he had in his possession at Argyle one round of…

Man fined 12 times value of stolen sunglasses

Source: iWitness News A man was on Wednesday ordered to pay to the court a fine 12 times the price of a pair of sunglasses that he stole from a store in Kingstown. When he appeared before Magistrate Bertie Pompey at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, Olan Prince pleaded guilty to a charge that he stole…

Caribbean Airlines Ready For SVG – JFK Route

Source: News 784 “As I understand from Glen Beache head of the Tourism Authority, CAL is ready for the Trinidad- St Vincent –New York route, and that begins immediately following the green light from the US Department of Transportation”. Gonsalves on Thursday 21st December said everything is cleared with TSA, St Vincent and…

Argyle Airport Is Not A Mauby Shop Operation

Source: News 784 “Persons are quite pleased and rightly so, with the increased activity at the airport due to the arrival of Air Canada and Sunwing”. This according to Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves while speaking on Star Radio on Thursday 21st December 2017. “Even with such activity there are persons who want to…

Small Craft Warning Issued For SVG

Source: News 784 A Small craft warning is in effect for above normal sea swells. Sea swells are expected to be moderate to rough with swells between 2.0m to 3.0m (6.5 -10ft), especially along the north-east and east coasts today, possibly decreasing by late Thursday. Fresh (29-38km/h) breeze can also be expected, with occasional…

Mum about murder, residents complain about roads

Source: iWitness News Residents of Smith Valley, also known as Juggies, in Diamonds were mum on Christmas Day about what they might have seen or heard when a resident of the community was shot the previous night. However, they were very vocal about the conditions of the roads there, where large potholes and…

Christmas decorations a health hazard in Sion Hill

Source: iWitness News The spent tyres that are being used as part of the Christmas decorations in Sion Hill have turned into a public health hazard. The tyres were not perforated and an attempt by those who erected the decorations to keep them covered has failed and rainwater has settled inside the tyres.…

Political manoeuvrings and CCJ

Source: iWitness News By Oscar Ramjeet It seems to me that no other country will join the appellate jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) before the retirement of the second president, Sir Denis Byron, in July next year. The first president, Michael de la Bastide, and three other judges have retired…

29yro Woman Found Dead In Rockies

Source: News 784 Information reaching News784 is that the body of a woman was found earlier this evening in the community of Rockies. According to the information obtained, Keisha Thomas a 29yrs domestic of Rockies was met dead in her home at Rockies by her boyfriend Francis Robinson alias “sunny Black”. The 56yro welder…

BAICO’s long shadow darkens retiree’s Christmas

Source: iWitness News As Vincentians prepared for the holiday season, one retired man contemplated how his EC$1.45 million investment in the failed British American Insurance Co. Ltd (BAICO) had come to be worth just 10 per cent of its original value. “All I can say, a great evil has befallen me. That is…

SVG Records Murder #41 With Christmas Eve Shooting

Source: News 784 With only five days left before the end of 2017, St Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded murder #41 with the death of a Diamonds resident. Around 7:35 pm on Sunday night (24th December 2017)  reports of gunfire was reported in Smiths Valley, Diamonds,  when the dust was cleared Andel Muckett was left with a…

JAMAICA: Murders Off The Charts

Source: News 784 As the year draws to a close, many in Jamaica will remember 2017 as the year when gangs and armed criminals appeared to have taken back the inititative from police, setting the country on course to probably record its worst murder rate in 11 years. And the main worry among…

US: Mother, 2 children killed in Christmas Day shooting

Source: News 784 (CNN) – A mother and her two children — one just 10 months old — were killed on Christmas in a domestic violence shooting at a Phoenix apartment complex, police said. The suspect, who engaged police in a six-hour standoff before opening fire on officers, was taken into custody without injury,…

Parents Killed After Warning Daughter About Boyfriend

Source: News 784 (NYTIMES) – A husband and wife were shot dead in their Virginia home three days before Christmas by a 17-year-old boy they had warned their daughter not to date because of his racist views, according to officials and news accounts. The teenager shot Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife, Buckley…

Panic at sea as fuel tanker overturns on board packed ferry

Source: iWitness News The captain of a ferry that travels between Kingstown and Southern Grenadines has declined to comment on an incident onboard the vessel around 4:35 p.m. Saturday, in which a fuel tanker overturned and destroyed two vehicles. The incident on board MV Guidance occurred near Petite Canouan, located about three nautical miles north…

ELDERLY COUPLE SAID 60 POUNDS OF POT WERE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Source: News 784 (AP) — An elderly couple who was arrested in Nebraska with 60 pounds of marijuana in their truck told officers that the drugs were meant to be Christmas presents. The York News-Times reports the couple were arrested Tuesday by the York County Sheriff’s Department after they were stopped for a…

UK: Thief hid 53 phones in swimsuit

Source: News 784 (BBC) – A “human deposit box” stashed more than 50 phones stolen at a gig in a body-length swimming costume, police said. Alin Marin, 22, of no fixed address, took the phones during a Royal Blood performance at the Arena Birmingham on 18 November. West Midlands Police said Marin stole 53…

Persons Injured In Christmas Day Accident

Source: News 784 An accident on Christmas day has left a number of persons nursing injuries at the Georgetown Hospital. The accident occurred on the main road in Brownstown, a community that is located in Georgetown which sits on the North East coast of the island. The accident which involved a minivan, SUV…

Diamonds Man Shot In The Head On Christmas Eve

Source: News 784 Just as Vincentians were settling down to a peaceful and joyous holiday season, the Grinch showed his ugly head leaving behind bullet wounds in the body of a  Diamonds resident. According to information obtained by News784,  Sometime around 7:35 pm on Sunday night (24th December 2017)  reports of gunfire was ascertained by law enforcement officers. The…

Barrels Bound For SVG Delayed Until After Christmas

Source: News 784 Vincentians expecting barrels before Christmas day will be in for a long wait. Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said he was advised by Tropical Shipping Lines that a large volume of barrels may come after the Christmas holiday. “ Tropical has told me that the shipping companies are giving priority…

2 Killed In Turks and Caicos Islands Plane Crash

Source: News 784 (Associated Press) – An aviation official in the Turks and Caicos Islands says a small plane crash has killed two people. Airport authority CEO John Smith says the plane crashed shortly after taking off on Saturday from the island of Providenciales. Photos from the scene show the aircraft was engulfed…

Israeli Prime Minister questioned 7 times by police

Source: News 784 (ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Thousands of Israelis are rallying in the streets of Tel Aviv calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign over alleged corruption for the fourth consecutive week, while hundreds more gathered in Jerusalem for the first time in an anti-corruption demonstration. Israeli Police said several thousand…

Prime Minister’s 2017 Christmas Message

Source: News 784 https://news784.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Dr-The-Hon-Ralph-E-Gonsalves-Christmas-Message-2017-1.mp4 Link: Prime Minister’s 2017 Christmas Message

ROTARY SOUTH CONTIUES TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER

Source: News 784 On Saturday afternoon, December 16th, Rotary Club of St. Vincent South and their friends from the North Pole, held their annual school Christmas party. This year’s party was held at South Rivers Secondary School and was celebrated with over 100 kids from both South Rivers and Park Hill schools. Everyone…

ANTIGUA: Thieves target PM’s family

Source: News 784 The prime minister’s teenaged daughter and her mom were robbed in their Mount Joy home by armed bandits. The incident occurred on Friday, some time after 2 am. Prime minister Gaston Browne confirmed the incident, and said he plans to move the duo to another location since they’re traumatised. The…

Elderly Across SVG Receive Vouchers For Christmas

Source: News 784 The elderly in St Vincent and the Grenadines are being assisted by the Zero Hunger Trust Fund this Christmas season. Some 400 hundred persons would be assisted island wide, last year persons were given food baskets by the fund. Individuals would receive a 200 hundred dollar voucher, to be used…

Prime Minister’s Christmas Message 2017

Source: iWitness News Peace, Goodwill, and Love By Dr. the Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves Prime Minister  For quite some time now there has been a growing trend, world-wide, towards the commercialisation of Christmas; St. Vincent and the Grenadines, too, has not escaped this distortion of the true meaning of Christmas. To be sure,…

Vincentian PDF-12-22-17

Source: The Vincentian <script type=”text/javascript” … Link: Vincentian PDF-12-22-17

Melisizwe Brothers To Perform In Times Square

Source: News 784 Vincentian musical sensation the Melisizwe brothers will be ending 2017 on a high note – performing at Times Square in New York City on New Year’s Eve. The Melisizwe Brothers – Zacary James, Seth James and Marc James – won the honour after winning Showtime at the Apollo Christmas, hosted by…

Police probe death of German woman in Bequia

Source: iWitness News Police in Bequia are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a German woman in that Grenadine Island. The body of the woman, 78-year-old retiree, Ursula Meier, was found in her vehicle over an embankment at Springtop around 2 a.m. on Thursday. Police have said that they are treating the…

Former journalist admitted to the Bar

Source: iWitness News Barbadian/Vincentian Alicia Dells, a former journalist, was admitted to practise as a barrister-at-law and solicitor in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday. Dells, who is already a member of the Barbados Bar Association (BBA), was admitted to practise law in Barbados in October 2014. She was introduced to the…

Student donate medical supplies to MCMH

Source: News 784 Canadian Medical student Zovel Olivia Hyre has made a donation of medical supplies to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The student cleared the barrel herself with her own resources and handed it over on Tuesday December 19 at the Paediatric Ward. The items were received by the Wards departmental Sister…

Still-born two headed baby delivered in Guyana

Source: News 784 (Guyanachronicle) – A TWO-headed baby girl was born at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Saturday, creating history in the Ancient County. The 36-week-old foetus, the first-born for the teenage mother, was delivered via caesarian section by a team of doctors at the Berbice health institution. It was later confirmed that…

Former Haiti PM prevented from leaving country

Source: News 784 (CMC) – Former prime minister Jean Max Bellerive has been prevented from leaving the country by an investigating judge, probing a murder dating back to 2012. The investigating judge of the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince, Jean Wilner Morin, issued the order preventing Bellerive, who was scheduled to leave the…

Mexico : Six bodies found hanging from bridges near resort

Source: News 784 (BBC) – The bodies of six men have been found hanging from three different bridges in a region of Mexico popular with foreign tourists, authorities say. Police said the bodies were discovered on Wednesday above busy highways in Baja California Sur state. Two bodies were retrieved from each location. The identities…

Christmas Message By The Leader Of The Opposition

Source: News 784 Fellow Vincentians, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This special time of year lifts our spirits and moves us to think about the brighter side of life. For a while, we try to see past our immediate troubles and hope for better things to come. It is also a…

Owia Fisheries Center Under Private Management

Source: News 784 The fisheries sub-sector is now well on the way to realizing a more efficient management setup with the signing of lease agreements for the management of three fisheries centres. On Wednesday December 13th Minister with responsibility for Fisheries the Hon Saboto Caesar, on behalf of the Government of St. Vincent…

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